Old adages die hard. Over the weekend, the two most potent offenses in the NFC were sent packing by the two best defensive teams. In the AFC, the best defense is left to face the best offense, which only got to the party by having a bye via Denver. Offense is fun for the regular season, but defense still wins championships. A couple of 80 yard drives in the final 3 minutes helps, too.
Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers will be home watching Eli Manning and Alex Smith next weekend. Is that not the funniest, most improbably true outcome of the 2011 NFL season? The one with record breaking QB passing stats? And the poster boys for this aerial assault sit dazed and whipped in the loser’s room.
And who’s in the winners room? The QB who’s maybe been whipped and flayed more than any other championship QB in history. Our boy Alex. Mr. Smith. LMfoolAO!
Who saw this one coming? Noooooooooooobody.
What’s the expiration date on gloating? Can we wait another day or two before worrying about the Giants? Maybe a sappy Jim Nantz interview will get it out of our system.
New Orleans TE Jimmy Graham was doing a sideline gloat after his TD put the Saints ahead with 1:37 left on the clock. His gloat didn’t last too long. I’m pretty sure no one grabbed him by the arm and said, “This isn’t over. Do you see who’s out there? That’s Alex Effing Smith. And he’s got a minute and a half. That’s way too long. Why didn’t you stop on the one yard line and let us burn some clock?”
Drew Brees said Alex was a great game manager this year. A clueless diss from one QB to the other. Alex responded by saying Drew could have his yards, he planned on out scoring him. Badaboom! Smitty with the takedown.
Admittedly, it’s going to be hard for a lot of fans to warm up to Smith-love. It’s like hating the kid next door for years and then finding out he’s your half-brother. If you’re young enough, you can offer to go throw some rocks with him and the movie fades out. If you’re older, though, you might start with asking your Mom what the hell’s going on here? She’ll tell you it’s complicated. You’ll think “No shit!” It could take awhile to sort things out before the let’s throw rocks scene. We’ll see how it goes.
It’s a little goofy in the office today. Sorry about that. I’ve never done a YEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH! jump out of my chair scare the neighbors banshee act TWICE in two minutes before. Once has always been enough. We won. Halleluja! Ooops. We lost! We lost??? Noooooo. Gloooooom. YEEEAAAAAHHHH!!! I think I broke some brain wires. I don’t mind the damage, though. Not at all.
Time to sit back and enjoy the San Francisco 49ers being National News again. I’m betting the Giants yap about revenge and how there’s no way they lose Sunday’s game. Bring it on, dipwads. We’ve seen this act before.